I’m Brian Varela, and I ran for Congress in NJ’s 8th Congressional District.
I grew up in this district. Like many of you, my immigrant parents worked hard and sacrificed so much to give me the best shot at a good life. They instilled in me the values I carry today- hard work, discipline, respect for myself and others, from the sanitation worker to the senator.
They gave me the vision to see something better, and the conviction to go after my dreams. I am a serial entrepreneur. I know the pride of watching my businesses succeed but I have also experienced failure and learned from my mistakes. Because really, don’t you learn the greatest lessons from what didn’t work?
The events of the last two years have forever altered our lives, and for many, not for the better. Small businesses, the lifeblood of our country, have struggled mightily or are forever shuttered. Families, schools, health care workers, and so many others have all been deeply impacted and are searching for answers, for hope. I ran because I wanted to be your voice in Congress, to make sure that YOU are heard. Your voice counts.
I am the son of immigrant parents and I understand the needs of my community. We welcome your support whether it’s through donations, phone calls, texts, social media, or just spreading the word to your friends and neighbors. .
I have always been driven by the feeling that I am responsible for this world. I cannot stop until I know that my actions have created a better country for generations to come.